Win NT question...

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Upgrade' started by Brad Pears, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. Brad Pears

    Brad Pears Guest

    I have Windows NT workstation 4.0 installed on my home PC (got it from my
    last place of work). The HD is using FAT not NTFS and has three partitions -
    of which Drive C is the system partition where NT is installed.

    I am having problems and have decided to just repalce NT with Win98 on this
    machine (it's an older PC so can't install XP etc.. on it) This will do the
    trick for what we use it for at home...

    My question is this... All of our personal data is stored on the other
    partitions - drive D and E. Can I format and install Win98 on the C
    partition without having to backup all the data on my other two drives? ( i
    do not have any means of backing it up really - floppies and that is it...)
    or, will reformatting the C partition screw up the FAT? Does each partition
    not have it's own FAT though??

    Thanks,

    Brad
     
    Brad Pears, Dec 7, 2004
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    Normally it shouldn't be a problem but you can never afford to be in a
    situation where you have no backups of critical data. Drives can and will
    fail.

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    "Brad Pears" wrote:
    |I have Windows NT workstation 4.0 installed on my home PC (got it from my
    | last place of work). The HD is using FAT not NTFS and has three
    partitions -
    | of which Drive C is the system partition where NT is installed.
    |
    | I am having problems and have decided to just repalce NT with Win98 on
    this
    | machine (it's an older PC so can't install XP etc.. on it) This will do
    the
    | trick for what we use it for at home...
    |
    | My question is this... All of our personal data is stored on the other
    | partitions - drive D and E. Can I format and install Win98 on the C
    | partition without having to backup all the data on my other two drives?
    ( i
    | do not have any means of backing it up really - floppies and that is
    it...)
    | or, will reformatting the C partition screw up the FAT? Does each
    partition
    | not have it's own FAT though??
    |
    | Thanks,
    |
    | Brad
    |
    |
     
    Dave Patrick, Dec 8, 2004
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